2021 Rankings Update: Biggest Movers

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Posted On: 11/5/18 6:00 AM

This group of sophomores in Kentucky is very talented but with so much still unknown about them, there is a ton of movement in each rankings update that comes for the class. Let's break down the biggest movers in this latest update.

  1. Wyatt Vieth, St. Henry (36 --> 14) - Vieth came on our radar at the end of the AAU season and premiered on the rankings with the last update. With the size, scoring and toughness Wyatt possesses he has a chance to be one of the better players in Northern Kentucky this season and should only keep improving as he physically matures and adds to his game. Vieth is going to have to be the main man at St. Henry until graduation and could start seeing double teams as early as this season. 
  2. Wade Pelfrey, Hazard (Unranked -->20) - One good thing about these rankings is that when you miss on a kid, you can remedy that miss with the next update. Pelfrey was picked as the second best player in his region by the coaches and should have a really good year coming off a season where he averaged 14 points per game. Wade is strong, especially for his age. He uses that strength to bully defenders and finish at the rim. Look for Pelfrey to improve his scoring and raise his shooting percentages as he looks to solidify his position in the class and as one of the best players in the mountains.
  3. Grant Profitt, Scott (50 -->25) - Since the last rankings update, we have added a new contributor (Alex Morgan) who is covering the 9th and 10th regions. He swears that Profitt is the third best sophomore in northern Kentucky behind Vieth and Scotty Draud. Alex recently went to practice at Scott and said Profitt was outplaying seniors while he was there. It will be interesting to track his development this season.
  4. Darik Holman, Henry Clay (Unranked -->44) - Holman is coming off a solid 15u season and hoping for a bigger role with Henry Clay this season. Darik has great length and athleticism as a wing and has the physical makeup of a lock down defender. In order to be a more complete player, he;s going to have to improve his skill level and really tighten up his ball handling but Darik has a chance to be a good contributor at Henry Clay this year and is one to watch moving forward.
  5. Baylor Mattingly, Lincoln County (Unranked -->50) - Baylor is a really good shooter who has a chance to be a college player if he develops the rest of his game. Mattingly has a quick release and isn't shy about shooting it. Moving into his Sophomore season, Baylor has to show that he can be more than a catch and shoot player. He needs to get more comfortable putting the ball on the floor and get quicker laterally to show he can guard his position at the next level. Mattingly could be a surprise this season in the 12th region.